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"Defense of the Nation: Maryland in the War of 1812" is now at the Waverly Library

Waverly Library currently features a War of 1812 exhibit about Maryland's role in the conflict.

 

Waverly Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library ay 400 E. 33rd Street is exhibiting March 31 through April 12 a traveling exhibit offering an opportunity to experience the crucial Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812 called

Defense of the Nation: Maryland in the War of 1812.

Because so much of the War of 1812 happened on Maryland soil and in Chesapeake waters, Marylanders have much to be proud of and commemorate during the upcoming Bicentennial. 

The War of 1812 unified a fractured nation, secured our independence from Great Britain, and produced two powerful national symbols: the National Anthem and “Star-Spangled Banner” flag.

Marylanders remember the War of 1812 as a bloody and courageous three-year effort to defend themselves and secure their independence. 

Though some call it “America’s Forgotten War,” this new exhibit shows why the events that took place 200 years ago continue to inspire and enlighten Americans. 

New information along with wonderful historic images reveal the hardships and fear felt by the people of Maryland and the Chesapeake Region so long ago as well as their inspired response

The War of 1812 in Maryland comes to life with this new exhibit and brings with it a new sense of appreciation for the freedom we all enjoy today as it revisits the human drama that shaped and propelled this important turning point in the American experience.

The Waverly Branch hours are: 

Monday - 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday - 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday - closed

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday - closed

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Joe Stewart March 31, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Here is library link to this exhibit: http://www.prattlibrary.org/calendar/series.aspx?folder=1032  

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